Printable Caterpillar Coloring Pages

Caterpillars are the larval stage of any group of animals belonging to Lepidoptera or groups of moths and butterflies. Caterpillars are animals that usually become plant pests and do not depend on a host.

Caterpillars have a strong mouth or chewing apparatus and strong jaws. This is because, it is used to cut and chew the leaves they eat.

Caterpillars have six pairs of simple eyes called ocelli. This sense of sight can sense changes in sunlight but does not form shadows.

Caterpillars can move with 5 to 6 pairs of legs to move around. In fact, caterpillars also rely on abdominal muscles to move forward. Caterpillars can live in plants, because they are close to their food source in the form of leaves.

Coloring pages on caterpillars are very much sought after on the internet by their parents for their little ones. As the children learn in pre-school, caterpillars are the larvae of butterflies and moths. Always curious to know how these legged insects turn into beautiful butterflies, children crave to know more about caterpillars. Keeping in mind the demands of young learners, this site offers a collection of coloring pages on these creatures.

These free printable images not only give them a leaf of color, but also gives them the opportunity to indulge in creative activities.